Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and his wife Strida attend a press conference as Geagea announces his candidacy for the presidency in Maarab, Friday, April 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)
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Hezbollah has barely reacted to Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea's presidential nomination and is acting as if the matter does not interest the party at all, despite the upcoming election being the party's primary concern within the political sphere.According to the official, the choice of a Lebanese president will be made through an international and regional arrangement.Geagea's decision, he said, was not about getting into Baabda Palace as much as proving that he is a Christian leader first and is able "to block the road and stop any possible compromise between the March 8 and March 14 groups, with the firm conviction that any group in Lebanon cannot secure the quorum of half plus one".He also added that Geagea's nomination was now a problem within the March 14 camp, which did not wholly back his candidacy. The thrust of it is that the March 8 candidate is Aoun, the leader said.A senior politician who has been part of the election of more than one Lebanese president over the years is more philosophical.The politician stressed that it was necessary to read the regional situation in order to approach the presidential election reasonably.
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